Thirteen kilograms less Dabbsy?
How many less Jubs is that?
The contents of my pants are hot. Given recent experience, I would venture to say they’re even too hot to handle. Getting too close to those hidden quarters of the scorching Dabbs family jewels could cause one to swoon in a dead faint. I know this because my smartphone told me. Well, it didn’t actually tell me. And no, I don …
Either that or cargo shorts. Good ones are about 15 quid on amazon.
I have banned the SWMBO from buying me clothes after the last "fashionable" pair of trousers she bought me for my birthday resulted in a new cracked screen. It is a choice of cargo, cargo or cargo now.
The only downside is that you cannot run - having a 5 inch phablet beat against your leg is quite annoying. For those occasions you need an armband. Not something I will wear all day, but more than sufficient for a couple of hours of exercise.
It's a bit ironic. Progress has transformed our PCs from towering, heat-belching monsters to cool, near-silent and immensely more powerful tools, only to give us handheld scorchers that sometimes even catch fire.
I really do hope that we'll get room-temperature superconductors some day. It will be a blessing in more ways than one.
Given that my most recent experience of builders taught me that they are unaware that the waterproof silicon gel is supposed to be applied to seams inside a shower unit rather than on the outside
Not entirely true. A lot of modern shower frames are designed to leak inside so you have to seal them on the outside so that water can get out and go back into the tray. If you only seal a shower frame on the inside you may well find that it leaks.
"As mentioned, a shower should be sealed right down both wall profiles and bottom profile on the OUTSIDE and I often seal both wall channels on the inside also but the bottom profile should be left unsealed on the inside."
The chap who did mine thankfully knew what he was doing. But then he was more of a 'highly skilled handyman' than a builder. But I hate anything remotely involved with plumbing. I don't mind wiring something up to the mains but water is another matter. Electricity might kill you but at least it stays in the wires and as long as you tighten the screws is unlikely to catch you out. But water will go wherever the hell it likes and leap out at you from anywhere at any time. It can be sneaky as well as you found out. Gradually leaking out and only making its presence felt when it's done a load of damage.
I had to fit a new dishwasher(*) week before last and I'm still feeling behind the cabinet every day or so to be sure that the hose connection isn't leaking. The cooker that I replaced at the same time concerns me not one jot. It's wired. It's working. End of.
(*)Replacing one that was 17 years old so I forgave it the small puddle it made on the kitchen floor :)
Plumbing is just a mind bender for me....
In the Netherlands, getting the builders and the plumbers to talk to each other, except to agree it's neither of their faults, is the biggest pisser. I've ended up doing a bunch of the building type stuff myself otherwise we go for weeks without a shower.
Current bullshit is the shower cabinet no longer leaks on the sides, or where the panels meet, but the drain trap seems to overflow. I say seems, because actually catching the bugger in action doesn't work, and seems to either dump 1-2 liters or 10+, without any clear reason why.
I'm at the rip it out and put in a bathtub stage.
I'm lucky tho. One of our neighborhood buddies had their next door "indoor growing arrangement" spring a leak, which saturated two storeys worth of wall and a ceiling with a green tinge.
Isn't that what all those fancy strapple health devices are for, vibrating when your phone rings?
There, problem solved, and if you don't like to wear it around your wrist, you can wear it around your ankle, or, I guess, your mantenna. I'm not sure the "counting steps" part will work all that well in the latter case, though.
We once had a neighbour who's burglar alarm suffered similarly, though it was wet weather that it suffered from. It took months of phoning the police to check-up on the "break-in" (particularly after they had asked us to stop) until such time as the police decided the bother of getting the owner to fix their alarm was less than the bother of talking to us again.
When my brother was at university, he had a few classes in a relatively new building. He complained it was all-too-frequently having false fire alarms during his classes.
And the department it housed? Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.
(Obviously it wasn't uni professors wiring alarm systems. (Grad students, maybe...) Builders are crap unless you're my brother-in-law -- not crap; just expensive, because "you get what you pay for" and he never uses cheap materials.)
Living in Spain at the time and had different ring tones for mother/father, other family, friends, clients/ customers and fuckwits.
The quietest least annoying on this old Nokia was Sicada, it's a noisy bug when it's on your window and you are trying to have your siesta, had the phone set to increment the volume so I'm in a restaurant and the thing is in my jacket pocket.
I didn't click at first until I saw waiters scanning the room intently looking for the bug, quickly and discretely reached into my pocket and cancelled the call, as the volume went higher and higher they were approaching my location.
I looked over the other side of the room after the phone stopped and the waiters went past me, my friends and family at the table had by this time clicked as well and we had a good laugh about it.
I was even looking for the bloody bug myself at first, changed ring tone for the fucktards the next day as I had unwittingly become one too.
Just knitted myself an email notification tone for my phone. Middle grandson was happily pushing toy cars round a playmat whilst mum was videoing the happy little chappy. He grabs a toy ambulance and starts pushing it round, yelling really clearly and at the top of his voise "nee naa nee naa nee naa". Couldn't resist it. Grabbed a copy, extracted the audio, cropped, tidied and equalised. Perfect.
Sounds like the old Archimedes that used to sit in the lab when I was a student (going back 20 or so years ago) which worked fine in winter, but in summer required a periodically refilled beaker of liquid nitrogen to be sat in front of its air intake for it to operate for more than about 10 minutes before giving up with heatstroke.
Do you carry any other items of, erm, 'baggage' in the same pocket? That's what used to turn my phones off (or at times reboot them), with things pressing/holding down the power button. Solution was to put the phone in the other way up so the button was away from any protrusions or interference. Picking the pocket on the side away from the one you dress may remove another possibility, unless you are Longrod von Hugendong and can, for example, disable the security grid at the Rock'n'Roll History Museum without using your hands...
Why do you not use a holster with a belt clip, clipped to the outside of your pants, so it doesn't overheat in your pocket (& is easier to fling away in a hurry if it catches fire)?
If it's a fashion thing then I'll take your word for it since I don't give a flying fek about fashion; I keep my cellphone in a belt clip holster clipped to my shoulder beside my ear & call it my electronic parrot. I could probably clip it to my pants... if I wore any. =-D
/runs away gleefully streaking everyone
I agree, belt holster is the way to go. I tried carrying a wallet up front due to pains in the hip, but even with the "loose" jeans, it was still too much.
I'm amazed how many women carry their phones in the back, and yet don't break them nearly as much I would think. I did that with a second phone and managed to put a crack in the screen and a bend in the case, just from sitting on my not too considerable ass. I'm 185lbs, 6'2" so I'm not that obese...
I use a holster myself. I've been quite happy with the Naztech Gladiator; tough canvas with a magnetized flap, comes with both a belt loop and a spring clip, either of which it locks to with a 180 degree twist. Very robust.
Disclaimer: nought but a satisfied customer.
I just listened to bits of several of the videos on the page you linked to.
Now I know why so many Germans come to Ibiza, to get away from that,,,,music?
Quirky I like but this I don't have a term for.
I carry my phone in a back pocket much of the time, here it's midnight and the temp is 29, not sure what the max was today but I never have a temperature related shut down.
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